Showing posts with label review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label review. Show all posts

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Free glasses from Firmoo!

Hello all!

I know, I know, long time no blog! I do feel really bad for neglecting it for so long, but I have been feeling ill for about the past two and a half weeks and have had absolutely no energy,  the only thing I've wanted to do when I get home from work is go to bed!

Anyway I'm feeling a lot better now, so hopefully lots and lots of blog posts will be coming your way! Oh and thank you lovelies for sticking by me, it means a lot!

So on to the title...

A few weeks ago I received an email from a company called Firmo who specialise in fashionable eye wear -both prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses, asking me if I would like to try out a pair of glasses for them.Of course I would!

After narrowing it down to one pair and filling in my online prescription, (I'm very slightly short-sighted, so I sometimes wear my glasses when driving at night or to watch TV) my lovely new glasses were shipped to me extremely quickly all the way from China. (I know I'm sad but this excited me in itself, I love receiving things from overseas!)

So here they are,  I chose #OK20664S in tortoise shell. I have to be honest from the photographs on the website I didn't realise that they were going to be quite so big, but I have definitely grown to love them as they give that whole 'geek-chic' look. They also make my vision is much clearer, I find myself not wanting to take them off!

The glasses are very good quality, and feel light but sturdy. You all get an amazing amount of extras with your order which are also of fabulous quality. This includes a hard glasses case, a material one, an optical wipe and also an adjusting kit if your glasses don't quite fit your face.

There's plenty of range of the website if your looking for a new pair of glasses, I'm really happy that I have two now as I keep one in the car and the another on my bed side table, so they're always handy. Also (more likely for any southern hemisphere readers reading this at the moment) Firmoo have plenty of fashionable sunglasses for you to choose.

Now for the best part, how would you like to get these glasses or any other on that take your fancy for FREE!?? Well you can just by clicking on the link above! All you have to do is pay for the P&P.

Let me know if you do!

Kelly x

Sunday, 16 September 2012

imPRESS Press-on Manicure Review


I recently purchased these press-on nails on an absolute whim, I was in Asda and saw them on the corner of an aisle and decided I had to have them. I think I've only worn false nails about three times in my life so it was quite an unusual purchase for me! 
I mainly decided to get them because:
1) For some reason certain nails just wont seem to grow recently, they've become quite brittle and flaky with exception to my little and ring finger, strange huh!
2) I saw them in the french manicure design and as hard as I try and can NEVER get perfect lines when I attempt this myself with nail varnish, so I thought why not cheat a little bit!

I purchased these for £7, which yes I thought was a little steep, but I suppose curiosity and wanting my nails to look a bit prettier than they actually do got the better of me!

The product is packaged within a big nail varnish bottle which I thought was really cute and within there you get 24 nails with the adhesive strip attached on the back of each, a preparation wipe, and a small nail file.

So here are my rather embarrassing before-hand nails. They look quite dull as I used the preparation wipe, which I guess removes any excess oil to help the nails stick better. You're also advised to wash your hands thoroughly with soap before application.

The next step involved me sorting out the correct sizes for my nails, now I have to say these nails are SHORT, which means you really have to file down your own nail to get a good fit and no visibility. There pack does provide a good range of sizes, however I couldn't find one to perfectly fit my thumb nails, I guess I'm just a bit abnormal and it's rather wide and long!                        

It does advise on the pack to place all your chosen nails in order before application and do your thumb and index finger last, which I would definitely recommend as it can get slightly fiddly! As you can see from the photo below each nail has an adhesive strip attached which you simply peel off and then place on your nail, and make sure you press down firmly. I held my for 30 seconds which seemed to work quite well.

So here is the finished product, I was very 'impressed' with how they turned out! The quality of the nails is really good, very shiny and hard-wearing and the don't feel loose at all. Also the fact that they are short means that certain tasks like texting and undoing buttons aren't a problem! The only downside as you can probably see from the last photo, is that the one on the thumb nail is slightly too small so you can see part of my natural nail.
Would I re-purchase? Yes definitely but I think only for a special occasion as they are a little expensive for my to justify regular use!


Kelly x 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup Review

I bought this yesterday in Boots, I had a £2 off foundation/mascara voucher and wanted to be a bit more adventurous, and purchase something a little different than just your standard liquid foundation. I picked up the lightest colour (020 Shell) I could find being a pale little thing, and it was surprisingly a very good match, usually even the lightest colours in most normal foundation ranges are too dark for me!

Now what lured me to this product the most was the consistency. It's like an air-whipped mousse and comes out of the bottle a little like shaving foam. However A LOT comes out in one press so be careful, as it could get very messy! The foundation itself gives medium coverage I would say, it didn't totally cover some of my blemishes and I had to use extra powder around my problem areas. In addition it contains quite a lot of shimmer, I personally don't mind this because it gives my face a subtle glow, but I know it's not for everyone.

The biggest complaint I have about this product, is that it DOES NOT smell good!! I don't know what it is but it's just not nice, and to think you're going to have that smell close to your nose all day is not very enticing!

I don't think I'd buy this product again, I  do like the concept but I think it's more of a gimmick than a way of actually producing a better foundation.
So I have  now ventured out into the world of mousse foundation, and decided that I'm going to stick with good old liquid, until the next exciting innovation comes along!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Myleene Klass Nails Review

I've been wanting to try nail wraps for a long time as a girl that gets very impatient waiting for nail varnishes to dry. I couldn't wait to try out a product that promises zero drying time with no chipping or smudges and will last all week. However..let me tell you now, I was really disappointed!
I chose a vibrant red colour that luckily had 75% off, I believe they usually retail for around £6-£7. You get 24 wraps in a packet that will cover most sizes of finger nails and toe nails and also a nice big nail file (looking back probably the best feature!)
The instructions say to make sure that your nails are clean and free from polish or oil, then chose the correct wrap for the size of your nail. There are a good selection of sizes in the pack and also some extra pieces if one isn't quite a perfect fit. If you've never used nail wraps before the texture feels slightly like vinyl -that's the best way I can describe it.

So far so good...until you try to apply them! As you can see from the photo each wrap has a rounded side which fits to the shape of your cuticle and then you wrap the excess over the top of your nail and file away. I found this a very fiddly and time-consuming process.
'So quick and easy to apply', I wouldn't really call half an hour quick!
Firstly I had difficultly applying the wrap without any creases underneath, whichever way I tried to smooth it another crease would appear somewhere else!
Secondly I found removing the excess a challenge, the instructions say file downwards over the top of the nail to remove. However I just kept filing and my nail was definitely being removed but not the wrap, and even after I successfully managed to remove it, I was left with a raggedy mess at the top of my nail.

Thirdly they didn't even last a whole day! I applied them in the afternoon and had already removed they by bedtime after being so fed up of the peeling from the top and sides and scratching my face. Plus I had more than one person ask me 'Kelly, what's wrong with your nails!?" Not good!

I actually managed to meet Myleene earlier in the year at a launch for these nails wraps, she was so sweet in person and looked gorgeous, but I don't understand how you can fully endorse a product when it is so bad! Wouldn't you make every effort to make the product amazing before you go stamping your name on it? I know I would!

All in all I was very disappointed in these, I'm so glad I didn't pay the full retail price as then I would
have been really annoyed in the poor quality. I'm really hoping that this kind of product is not just a gimmick and I will find a good quality one eventually.

Has anyone else used these? What did you think?

Would love to hear from you! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My new favourite lipstick...

As much as I love lipsticks, I find that very few colours suit me...dark colours are a no no and as much as I love red lips I think they make me look washed out. However I can wear corals, which I think look perfect for the summer.
This is Sleek's True Colour lipstick in matte papaya punch..

It gives a really nice matt finish and a real pop of colour in just one application that lasts for about 2 hours depending on what you're doing. It also contains vitamin E so doesn't leave your lips feeling dry.
Here's what it looks like on..

I purchased mine from Superdrug but I can't remember the price, (sorry!) I want to say around £6 something though. I'm really impressed with this lipstick and the whole Sleek range in general and will definitely be buying more if I can find the right colours.
Has anyone else tried these, what are your thoughts?
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth lips kit

Another product I bought off Ebay recently is the Soap & Glory Mighty Mouth lips kit. I absolutely love this and it went straight into my make up bag in my handbag after the first use.
I suffer from dry lips especially in the winter, and I find a lot of lipsticks and lip balms irritate my lips more. However I find I only need to apply this once and my lips are set for the day!
This product is essentially three products in one, the black tube is double ended, one side consists of an exfoliating balm, which will rub all the dead skin cells off your lips and create a nice smooth surface. The other side is a smoothing balm which tastes/smells lovely. Then lastly you apply the plumping gloss, yet again it tastes lovely and I always want it lick it all off..haha...but don't because your lips will look beautiful and you'll be good to go!
Unfortunately I don't think many stores stock this product anymore, I've seen the plumping lip gloss on it's own, but I think the best part of this is the exfoliator/balm combo. The only place I've seen it recently is on Ebay, so grab it whilst you can and enjoy beautiful hydrated lips!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Beautifying Oil Review

This is a new product from the Body Shop and I’m so happy they have brought it out because I really missed their spray bottles of dry oils which they seemed to stop selling a few years ago.
The Beautifying Oils are very similar to them, but seem even better! They come in a wide range of varieties including fruity scents such as Satsuma & Strawberry to more nutty & floral scents such as Shea and Moringa. You can check the full range here:
I chose the sweet lemon oil and it smells absolutely gorgeous and feels lovely on the skin. They also contain a blend of nut oils and marula oil which are extremely hydrating. The thing I like best about these is that they have a multitude of uses. You can use them all over on wet skin after you shower, put a tiny drop on your face for a healthy sheen, or even (this is what the sales advisor at The Body Shop told me) use it on dry hair before you go to bed then wash it of in the morning for an intense hair treatment.
They usually retail for £9 but are currently on offer for £6.75, be quick!